Six Panthers recognized as SCAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference honorees

Clockwise from top left: Linda Amaya, Amanda Babbin, Amber Hernandez, Alicia Plotky, Lauren Metzger, and Bailey Kimbell
Clockwise from top left: Linda Amaya, Amanda Babbin, Amber Hernandez, Alicia Plotky, Lauren Metzger, and Bailey Kimbell

SUWANEE, Ga.—Six members of the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team have been voted Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference in exclusive voting by the league's head coaches, it was announced today.

Seniors Linda Amaya and Alicia Plotky and sophomore Bailey Kimbell were voted First-Team, seniors Amber Hernandez and Lauren Metzger made the Second Team, and sophomore Amanda Babbin was voted Third-Team.

Amaya, a midfielder from Hattiesburg, Miss., and Plotky, a forward from Lawrenceville, Ga., both finished the season with a team-high 22 points each, both with 9 goals and 4 assists.

Plotky made history earlier in the season when she became BSC's all-time points leader and the only player in program history to break the 100-point mark. She finishes her career with 114 points, 15 points ahead of the second and third place players. Plotky also finishes as the leading goal scorer with 45 as well as the most game-winning goals with 14.

Amaya finishes her career ranked seventh in points (73), sixth in goals (28), fourth in game-winning goals (9), and seventh in assists (17).

Kimbell, a transfer from Belmont University and native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., scored six goals with four assists for 16 points this season, and recorded three game-winning goals.

Hernandez, a goalkeeper from Louisville, Ky., finished the year with a 1.02 goals against average, 49 saves, and an .803 save percentage. She finishes her career ranked fifth all-time in saves (146), third in saves-per-game (4.17), fourth in save percentage (.825), and fourth in GAA (1.06). She also had eight career shutouts, ranking her third.

Metzger, a defender from Mobile, Ala., helped BSC shut out six opponents this season while out-scoring its opponents 34-18.

Babbin, a defender from Carmel, Ind., was fourth on the team with 14 points (5 goals, 4 assists).

"I am so proud of these ladies and the recognition that the coaches in the conference have given them," Head Coach Benji Walton said. "While these individual honors are well-deserved, we also realize that it takes our whole team to succeed, and these awards help recognize the total team effort that these ladies put forth all season."

The Panthers went 10-5-2 this season with a 6-1-1 mark in conference play, finishing second in the regular season standings.

To view the complete list of All-Conference honorees, click here.